Kelloggsville Public Schools, south of Grand Rapids, is a district of about 2,100 students. Its high school was constructed in the 1920s, expanded in the1950s and 1960s, and has been involved in a renovation program since the late 1980s. The work has involved replacing building systems, lighting, flooring and ceilings, casework and finishes.
The project was a CAPACITY580COST PER SQ FT$108.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation series of additions and remodeling that involved virtually all areas of the building and spanned three summers. The original auditorium was on the north side of the building and formed a barrier to cross traffic on that side of the gymnasium. The addition reversed the auditorium and created a cross-corridor to allow unrestricted access from one side of the building to the other. The existing cafeteria and kitchen were almost tripled in size to meet the increased demands imposed by instituting a closed campus during lunch. The new student commons serves as a gathering space for students and as a lobby for the auditorium and gymnasium.